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Updated April 12, 2015
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  1. Product specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Egypt, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Egypt, GA

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Smart company that work through long term strategy

    Cons

    Routine is very bad and delay important issue

  2. good company to start a career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    good company, good pipeline of projects, some perks on weekdays

    Cons

    difficult to gain professional growth. limited staff, you have to do a lot more work than what is expected because a lot of the good workers were let go or quit and company does not rehire. this equals to a lot of stress . limited professional growth potential

  3. I was a Executive Specialist analyzing and promoting products to any individual that manages patients.

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    Former Employee - Executive Sales Specialist in Central, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Sales Specialist in Central, CA

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I like challenging situations that require than just selling, My disease state and product knowledge helps me to understand the customers needs and customize my selling approach to their needs.
    My compensation was competitive, with excellent training and benefits.

    Cons

    The company lacked new products to sell and when we ran out of brand protection we literally had nothing to promote. There was no alternative or cross selling with other business units which would have created a bridge to products in the pipeline that would be nearing approval to sell.

    Advice to Management

    Dedicate more time to new product development and acquisition of developing products from other companies.

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  5. Novartis

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    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Maricao, PR
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Maricao, PR

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Best compensation, salaries, good training.

    Cons

    You have to be connected to succeed

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people

  6. A great place to work, if your hard work is appreciated

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    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Technician in San Carlos, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Technician in San Carlos, CA

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A progressive company that backs its objectives and delivers on promise

    Cons

    Hard work is sometimes not appreciated or looked at by management

    Advice to Management

    Look and promote employees based on what you know, rather than whom you know.

  7. Retail

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, nice offices. Good location, challenging problems.

    Cons

    My division seemed more like working in a retail chain pharmacy than in a big pharma company. Employees didn't treat each other with the level of respect I had experienced in other pharma companies.

    Advice to Management

    Well managed company working hard to deal with changes in the industry and to bring new products online which is getting harder every year.

  8. mid level manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting rich pipeline; dedicated employees; affiliate organization is strong in EU, US and growth markets; opportunities for development; good compensation package; competitive benefits

    Cons

    Development drives the organization; communication from management to non-management in some line functions is weak; company is in high growth mode, therefore quality is not always rewarded, while work load is high; company is still very young; heavy dependence on contractors and agencies; though very large, processes are not always defined or followed including goal setting and evaluation; vesting period for retirement is long (3 years vs 1 year at other companies), therefore company matching is at risk; be wary of signing compensation with long vesting period

  9. Bloated

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Entry level to mid-level manger

    Cons

    Sr leadership; lack of vision; little to no communication downward

  10. Depends on your division

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and pay are great.

    Cons

    Gilden handcuffs keep their employees there. If you can work In a toxic environment the pay is great.

    Advice to Management

    Follow your company mantra of work life balance.

  11. MA III

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holly Springs, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holly Springs, NC

    I have been working at Novartis Pharmaceuticals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible with work schedule

    Cons

    The companies values are good and training is getting better, not where it needs to be but it is really improving.

    Advice to Management

    Go more with the obvious

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